The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

South prepares to say goodbye to beloved teacher Mrs. Helle

South prepares to say goodbye to beloved teacher Mrs. Helle

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief October 19, 2021

Mrs. Lisa Helle, Glenbard South’s longtime health education teacher, is set to retire at the end of this semester.  Helle is a favorite teacher of many and has impacted Glenbard South in many positive...

Pass the Aux: A New Club for Music Lovers

Maya Page, School News Editor October 18, 2021

A new club for music lovers has recently been introduced to Glenbard South. Pass the Aux, led by seniors Bailey Cloutier and David Ankerberg, is an organization that focuses on discovering and exploring...

Future Medical Professionals Club

Future Medical Professionals Club

Sana Muneer, Editor October 18, 2021

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the medical field? Well, look no further.  Joining Glenbard South’s Future Medical Professionals Club is the perfect way to enhance your knowledge of the...

On a Different Note

On a Different Note

Arya Nade, School News Writer October 18, 2021

Have you ever passed a student in the hallway who was complaining about a song stuck in their head or was whistling or humming a random tune that you’ve vaguely heard around school? That is most likely...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Lindeblad

Maya Page, School News Editor October 18, 2021

Mark Lindeblad, simply known as “Mr. L” by most, has been an accompanist and piano teacher at Glenbard South since 1996. The Independent asked Lindeblad a few questions regarding his career as a pianist...

The Old and the New

Luis Irizarry-Ramirez, School News Writer October 18, 2021

There is a saying, the band is only as good as its weakest link. The same goes for the person behind it; the director. As many may know, recent events gave way to change in the music department. Music...

First Year Hoco-ers

Leilani Benson, School News Writer October 18, 2021

Hello Glenbard South Raiders! I had the pleasure of interviewing a few Freshman students here at GBS via Google Form! Basically I asked what students thought about homecoming. Just getting some opinions....

Homecoming 2021 Review

Aminah Ghouse, School News Writer October 18, 2021

After the amazingly planned dance put together by the wonderful homecoming committee, students have shared their favorite experiences from homecoming this year as well as recommendations for upcoming...

Orchestra Concert 

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer October 18, 2021

On October 7th the Glenbard South Orchestra had their first concert of the year. The Chamber Orchestra played first at 7:30pm, performing “Danza Final” by Alberto Ginastera and arranged by Robert...

College Visits

Abigail Hendricksen, School News Writer October 18, 2021

Students interested in exploring further schools are encouraged weekly college visits run by Anne Lange. College visits are a wonderful opportunity to learn about a school and get students thinking about...

Fall Choir Concert

Fall Choir Concert

Maggie Falkenberg, School News Writer October 13, 2021

As normalcy returns to Glenbard South, one event many students are happy about is returning to in-person concerts. On October 14th at 7:30 pm in the auditorium, Glenbard South’s choir will hold their...

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: Questions and Answers

Quinlin Pounders, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

On August 26th, 2021, Governor Pritzker announced that vaccines would be mandatory for “all educational employees”. For Glenbard South, this means that all staff members will need to have confirmation...

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